Date: 25. May 2020
Time to read: 2 min
Plastika Skaza is an innovative and rapidly growing company manufacturing products from plastics. Its business is sustainably oriented and focused on introducing new technologies. They have received a number of awards and certificates, including the 2014 Golden Gazelle, the 2015 Prize for Outstanding Achievements awarded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, the 2016 European Award, and the 2019 German Economy Award for a technologically advanced company promoting sustainable business strategies, and were finalists for the Golden Thread Award. The company has a significant impact on the development of the circular economy by using recycled plastic.
- Bokashi Organko 2 has been recognised as a ground-breaking and unique economic innovation representing the key competitive advantages of the Slovenian economy: green, creative, smart. Photo: Plastika Skaza Archives
- The product is intended for household bio-waste disposal. Photo: Plastika Skaza Archives
- In addition to its functionality, the composter also boasts an exceptional design, for which it received the Red Dot Award and the Big SEE Award. Photo: Plastika Skaza Archives
Bokashi Organko 2
Bokashi Organko 2 has been recognised as a ground-breaking and unique economic innovation representing the key competitive advantages of the Slovenian economy: green, creative, smart. The product is intended for household bio-waste disposal. The waste inside it ferments and can be used as a basis for compost, while the by-product of fermentation (the liquid) can be used for watering plants, weed control and drain cleaning.
In addition to its functionality, the composter also boasts an exceptional design, for which it received the Red Dot Award and the Big SEE Award. BO2 is manufactured from recycled polypropylene, decreasing its environmental indicators by 39.4%.
Composting with BO2 produces considerably less greenhouse gas emissions than regular composting. The volume of waste decreases significantly, which is also of benefit to public utility companies. The composter encourages household consumers to practice a more environmentally friendly way of composting.
Revenue growth takes the Plastika Skaza company to new markets
For the first time in its more than 40-year history, the total revenue of this family business, established in 1977 by Franc and Martina Skaza, the parents of Igor Skaza, exceeded EUR 40 million last year. This year, they intend to expand to the German market, while further investing in research and development.
The company aims to generate revenue of EUR 50 million this year, driven mainly by increased sales of their own-brand products, which currently account for an 8% share of the sales structure.
The company has 368 employees and sells the majority of its products on Scandinavian markets. They favour modern sales channels, such as the customer-customer-company approach. Exports represent around 90% of their total sales.
They invested EUR 1.06 million last year, mainly in injection moulding machines and ancillary equipment, process automation and smart factory development. Investments are expected to amount to EUR 1.2 million this year.
Focus on sustainability
The company is focusing on an increasingly sustainable approach, including the use of biomaterials and recycled materials in their products. Plastika Skaza no longer collaborates with the automobile industry; they shifted their focus to the furniture and electrical sectors instead. They received an award for the best online shop in Slovenia last year, and recently they also received an award in the home products category at the Ambiente International Fair in Frankfurt.
The London Stock Exchange also placed Plastika Skaza among their top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe.
The company expects half of their products to be environmentally and people-friendly in 2020. In the future, they plan to develop sustainable, recycled, bio-based and biodegradable materials, to implement the circular economy throughout their entire operation process and modernise their production capacities through automation support and modern planning tools.
Plastika Skaza also aspires to establish a stimulating innovative environment creating new user solutions, and plans to focus on research and development, using advanced technologies and high-tech procedures.